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    The meaning of approach?

    Hello Everyone,
    What does approach mean in the following sentence?
    ...While none of the above observations should not strike a foreign visitor as particularly strange or exotic, they demonstrate that the Chinese approach some aspects of catering service with a set of values very different from those in the West...
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    Re: The meaning of approach?

    It means that Chinese people think about and act in this matter differently from the way Westerners do.

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    Re: The meaning of approach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It means that Chinese people think about and act in this matter differently from the way Westerners do.
    But it seems to me that there is no such definition in dictionary?

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    Re: The meaning of approach?

    The Cambridge Learner's Dictionary offers this:

    approach (DEAL WITH) Show phonetics
    verb [T]
    to deal with something:
    I'm not sure how to approach the problem.

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    Re: The meaning of approach?

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    The Cambridge Learner's Dictionary offers this:

    approach (DEAL WITH) Show phonetics
    verb [T]
    to deal with something:
    I'm not sure how to approach the problem.

    Petra
    It is difficult for me to connect the definition with my examples! Could you just present another example similar to mine?

    THANKS!

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    Re: The meaning of approach?

    Sure.
    Let's say you get a new camera. My approach would be to open the box, make sure it's charged, and run out to take pictures. Your approach may be to read the manual from cover to cover to make sure you can take advantage of every feature it has.

    Perhaps one of your friends is acting a bit odd. My approach may be to ignore it, and know that if she wants to talk about it, she will. Your approach may be to say "Sarah, is everything okay? You don't seem yourself."

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    Re: The meaning of approach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Sure.
    Let's say you get a new camera. My approach would be to open the box, make sure it's charged, and run out to take pictures. Your approach may be to read the manual from cover to cover to make sure you can take advantage of every feature it has.

    Perhaps one of your friends is acting a bit odd. My approach may be to ignore it, and know that if she wants to talk about it, she will. Your approach may be to say "Sarah, is everything okay? You don't seem yourself."
    I seem to have caught the meaning!

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